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Starting a New Business
Town Business Liaison Committee 
View information about the Town Business Liaison Committee.
 
Shop Vienna!
Shop ViennaOnce you've established your new business, be sure to claim your business in the Town's online business directory - Shop Vienna.  For a low annual fee, participating businesses will have their own mini-site in the directory and will be able to post specials, job opportunities, coupons, menus and more all on the Town's website.  Questions? Contact Public Information or visit the Shop Vienna webpage.


How To Get Started
  Forms for All New Businesses
  • Business License Application and Information - Businesses located in the Town of Vienna are not subject to Fairfax County's business / professional / occupational license (BPOL) tax but will need to fulfill the town's license tax requirements. 
  • Business Classification and Rates - Use this sheet to determine the tax rate for the different type of businesses. 
  • Report Tangible Personal Property / Computer Equipment - Fairfax County levies a tax each calendar year on all tangible personal property used in a business, profession, trade or  occupation. Typically this includes machinery and tools, furniture, equipment and fixtures. Businesses must report this to Fairfax County by May 1 of each year. 
  • Contractor's Certification of Worker's Compensation - If contractors are used for construction work in the Town of Vienna and the yearly business gross receipt is projected to be over $25,000, then this form must be returned with your business license application. 
  • Vehicle Personal Property Tax - Any business owning or holding an automobile, truck, taxicab, trailer, boat, aircraft, semitrailer, van, recreational vehicle, moped or motor home is required to file a return with Fairfax County on or before May 1 of each year. 
  • Emergency Notification Form - This form gathers information to be used by the Vienna Police Department to notify the business community of any emergency concerning their business location.

For New Commercial Businesses
 

For New Home-Based Businesses
 

Business License Renewal
 
  • Business License Renewal Application - Businesses, professions, trades and occupations must file a renewal license application and pay the license tax by March 1 of each year. Most of the town's license taxes are based on total gross receipts from the preceding business year. 
  • Town Tax Worksheet - This worksheet is used to calculate the town taxes on the total gross receipts and must be attached to the renewal application.

Other Resources
 
  • Vienna Business Association - VBA provides a strategic link in the Vienna region between businesses and the community through community activities, networking, marketing, support, education and political representation. Check out upcoming events, area information and other members. 
  • Small Business Administration - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has information on starting a small business, writing a business plan, finding money to finance the business, SBA assistance and other resources. 
  • Fairfax County Tax and Revenue - This is a summary of information relevant to starting a new business in Fairfax County. Included are links to business personal property tax, real estate tax, home childcare facility permits, vehicle decals and other taxes. 
  • Virginia Department of Taxation - This resource offers a variety of online services and information about Virginia taxes. 
  • Federal Tax Information for Businesses - This resource includes tax information for businesses and other topics such as starting and operating a business.